Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Thursday, March 15, 2012
I've done quite a few knitting projects lately, and haven't done much in crochet. A friend is expecting her first nephew, and I decided to crochet a baby blanket. I was going to do a name blanket, but the parents haven't chosen a name yet. They mentioned, though, that they were planning a Noah's Ark theme, so when I saw this adorable pattern online, I just had to buy it!
I'm really having fun creating the adorable motifs for this blanket. So far, I've made the giraffe, elephant and bird. I also added a cute lion to the mix.
For some reason I'm not loving the turtle, so I think that I'll make 3 fish and the ark - then time for the blanket itself.
I'm really enjoying working on this, and think the finished blanket will be cute!
Sunday, March 11, 2012
Today I finished this lacey scarf which will be a birthday present for my co-worker, Beth. I used a colorful sock yarn for this light summer scarf.
The pattern isn't complicated, but as I am still a beginner, this is the most advanced pattern I have attempted to date. It was a lesson in patience and tinking. I had to un-knit many rows while making this scarf, and with each corrected mistake, my confidence grew.
There were two noticeable mistakes that I was able to catch and camouflage when I finished this scarf. Overall, I am very pleased with how it turned out. I hope that Beth will like it!